A spirited effort by the Salmon Arm Secondary junior rugby team lifted the Golds over Vernon Secondary 17-7 at Jackson Field last Tuesday evening, April 14.
A Tyler Chartier pass set up the Golds’ first try of the match by Alex Muir, who later made the conversion for an additional two points giving SAS an early seven-point lead.
A bit of finesse and flair led to the Golds’ second try of the game, scored by Bladen Stephens.
The scoring play was set up by Eric Bruce and Tyson Qiodravu.
A stronger and more physical Vernon side fought back and scored a try and conversion, making the score 12-5.
The Golds were able to outpace the Panthers and Noah Dies put the nail in the coffin with Salmon Arm’s third try of the game.
The Junior and Senior Golds rugby teams play at the SASCU Sports Fields at Little Mountain starting at 4 p.m. this Friday, April 24.